The former house of Representatives member made this known during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
According to him, the assassination plot had a connection with a piece of land in his community in Delta where he was building a university.
Nwoko disclosed that the assassination plot was exposed by one Mr Ossy Bosah who was serving a jail term at Kuje Prison in Abuja.
The former federal lawmaker said that Bosah was privileged to get wind of the plan from fellow inmates.
Following the exposition of the plot, Nwoko said that Bosah’s life was threatened via text messages, regretting that shortly after he was released from the prison, he died mysteriously.
According to him, an autopsy was being carried out to ascertain the cause of Bosah’s death.
”Bosah was able to get the information on social media and the attention of my wife, Regina, was drawn to it. I then reported the matter to the police and Department of State Security (DSS) and they went and interviewed the inmates involved,” he said.
The inmates mentioned the name of one businessman who deals in the oil and gas sector as the master minder.”
His wife, Daniels was among those present at the briefing.